Sept. 4, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 5 Florida State (2-0, 1-0 ACC) held an 18-period practice in shells this afternoon and followed the workout up with a 16-play freshmen scrimmage. The team focused on the kicking game and fundamentals early and then did some 11-on-11 work as they continued to prepare for next Saturday’s game at Maryland during the open week. The coaches will give the players Friday off if the team practices well on Thursday.
In pass skeleton drills, Anquan Boldin caught a deep out and juked a defender for a big gain. Chris Rix hit Travis Smith on a long touchdown for the offense’s other big play. Leroy Smith had an interception for the defense. In 11-on-11, Nick Maddox and Thomas Clayton both broke long runs up the middle while Eric Moore added a sack.
In the freshmen scrimmage, Willie Jones and Sam McGrew led the way on the defensive side. Jones had a pair of sacks and McGrew had two tackles, including the day’s best hit on a tackle behind the line of scrimmage. Offensively, Wyatt Sexton connected with Chauncey Stovall on a 20-yard pass play and also completed a 12-yard pass to Dwight Williams.
“Today’s practice was very much like yesterday’s,” said head coach Bobby Bowden. “We let the younger guys scrimmage again afterwards. We are able to do it because of the open week and they seem to enjoy it. It’s good to get them some work so we can get them ready to go.”
Florida State’s game against Maryland on September 14th is set for a 7:45 p.m. kickoff and will be carried live by ESPN.